Adventures are the best way to learn...
I live in the beautiful area of Monmouthshire.
I have an incredibly lovely husband & little boy.
I love to travel & explore (including a spot of geocaching!).
I adore woodland, forests, mountains, lakes & beaches.
We hike, canoe & ride our bikes around the Wye Valley and beyond.
I don't know my left from right, but I love maps so that's ok...!
I'm a country bumpkin at heart.
I love cats, but they make my eyes itch.
I'm a total chocoholic.
I have an obsession with notebooks & stationary.
I paint, draw & love to try all kinds of crafts.
My favourite seasons are Spring & Autumn.
Turquoise & teal hues are my absolute faves.
I find it difficult to leave out smiley faces when writing things down :)
When I was little, I was always teased by my family for the photos I took - when the developed photos arrived in the post, we saw that my fingers had blocked the lens of my little first camera FAR too many times!!
I went to Hereford Art College ready to study illustration, yet through my Foundation BTEC Diploma, I found I was creating more photos than sketches. It was here where my tutors took me to the side and asked if I had considered studying photography, as they could see my passion for it, and were keen to point out I seemed to have a 'natural eye for photography'. BOOM! Life changed that day; 3 months later I was given an unconditional spot at my chosen university to study Photography in the Arts... and away I went...
I received a BA(HONS) in Photography at Swansea Metropolitan University in 2007, where I not only fell in love with South Wales (especially the Gower!), but I also fell in love with a boy a few doors down in my halls of residence corridor (who is now my husband, Chris!).
The 3 years of uni will remain as some of my highlight years. The experiences, the friends, and the things I learned, on and off the course, are all so important to me.
Since shooting my first, I have almost 100 weddings under my belt, and I've photographed weddings in 5 different countries - from Europe to Australia. I've met some amazing clients who have then become friends, I have an awesome team of second shooters who are all good buddies of mine. This is now my full time job and I couldn't be happier with where it's taken me. And I feel it's still only just beginning... :)